Mmemezi quits Gauteng govt

2012-07-11 13:15

Johannesburg - Controversial Gauteng local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi quit on Wednesday.

In a statement, he apologised for personal purchases made on a government credit card.

"After consultation with my organisation, through the ANC integrity committee and the provincial office bearers, I have decided that the most honourable thing to do under these circumstances is to step down from the executive council as the MEC," he said.

  • sika.ncamane - 2012-07-11 13:20

    Yes Yes Yes Why didn't you admit long time ago? nxa good riddance!

      procold2 - 2012-07-11 13:23

      bye bye, who is the next affirmative shopper,

      citizen.kane.35 - 2012-07-11 13:35

      Dont worry he will be resurrected soon by 'redeployment' he's not gone just temporarily absent...

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-11 13:50

      Watch this space, There's gona be a shocker with this one

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-07-11 13:59

      ......And he is being replaced by yet another crook!!!!

      Hermann - 2012-07-11 14:03

      Oh,oh, he just set a very bad example to other ANC nepotism cadres and a few others too.

      Gary - 2012-07-11 14:04

      No shock here......he'll just be re-deployed elsewhere.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-07-11 14:27

      I want to see him in court.

      Henk - 2012-07-11 14:34

      Easy way out! Hope they still investigate this arrogant leeda!

      liana.loots - 2012-07-11 14:40

      there is something more to this story.his statement is not conclusive. I fricken detest it when these fricken idiots get bumped up and just get more powerful.

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-11 16:42

      Hope he has to repay the TOTAL amount of his personal abuse of the credit card.

  • jose.r.correia - 2012-07-11 13:20

    No no, the most honourable thing to have done was not do what you did.

      mark.singh.9889 - 2012-07-11 13:49

      He should pay back every cent of the tax payers money that he used for his personal use. That would be honourable

      craig.h.rodger - 2012-07-11 14:09

      Like most corrupt officals, they go before they get found guilty in court. Thus they get to keep their illgotten gains plus get a Golden handshake 'cos they were part of the "Struggle"... Grrr

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-07-11 13:21

    Finally!!! Now who is he taking along.

  • khanya.mlozana - 2012-07-11 13:21

    so when is he paying back the money?

      arthur.halse - 2012-07-11 13:49

      Good question!

  • pisciotta - 2012-07-11 13:24

    So typical.

  • winston.mullany - 2012-07-11 13:24

    WOW! A politician quitting a position for doing something wrong! Thats a first for this country! But I wonder where the government will place him next to go screw up that portfolio!

      mark.singh.9889 - 2012-07-11 13:51

      Probably minister of finance

  • Bantu Holomisa - 2012-07-11 13:25

    Long overdue . Next posting comrade?

      malose.mokgohloa - 2012-07-11 13:44

      Long coming hope it will go long way to discourage other petty offenders.

  • stfrancisbay - 2012-07-11 13:26

    The sad thing is that there are thousands more where he came from

      mark.singh.9889 - 2012-07-11 13:52

      Yes true! And this guy probably stole far less than those that have not yet been caught out.

  • gordon.turner.37 - 2012-07-11 13:27

    Did he pay the money back? Nice to know that he needed an "integrity committee" to tell him that stealing from tax payers is not part of the job.

  • TiisetsoMaloma - 2012-07-11 13:29

    he quit the *moonisipality*

  • jackson.harrison.752 - 2012-07-11 13:32

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha - Now go to hell u thieving piece of (*&^&% u are now running like a scared dog, pay back the damn money

  • ang.oleg - 2012-07-11 13:35

    Bye bye Humphrey. Sorry about your gravy train ticket. You definitely still qualify for another one so dont stray too far from the station.

  • hein.huyser - 2012-07-11 13:39

    I don't hear any mention of when will he be paying back the money stolen. We the public demand full accountability

  • vuledzani.vule.5 - 2012-07-11 13:40

    he must pay our money back,and as a punishment he should not be considered for any government position.

      Henk - 2012-07-11 14:36

      He should be jailed! If this was China he would have been shot!

  • mel.mcbride1 - 2012-07-11 13:41

    Jeez I wish I could max out my credit cards and then apologize and walk away. How nice for him

  • Bond - 2012-07-11 13:41

    Another big fish off the hook.

  • mzuvukile.mbanjana - 2012-07-11 13:42

    It is a disgrace to the Gauteng government and to the ANC, that a fraudster had to resign instead of being dismissed. This whole saga cast a doubt in ANC's government resolve, to fight fraud and corruption without fear or favour.

      dee.980 - 2012-07-11 14:23

      Indeed. Forgive my cynicism that the "Integrity Committee" seems to only go to work in an election year? We should be hearing about this committee cleaning up the ANC deployments EVERY WEEK

      Erna - 2012-07-11 14:23


  • Barefoot - 2012-07-11 13:44

    now this is just playing with us they should have fired him before, but then again you never hear of politicians quitting in S.A after admitting wrong

  • - 2012-07-11 13:45

    "ANC integrity committee" there's a contradiction in terms............!!

      marcelle.joubertdurandt - 2012-07-11 14:47

      Agree! OXY"MORON" comes to mind!

  • peter.t.solomon - 2012-07-11 13:45

    You can go, we don't care. But payback our money.

  • Gavin - 2012-07-11 13:46

    hallelujah ! good riddance ! Hast ala vista baby ! but before you gallop off into the ANC sunset to be redeployed, can you give the money back that you spent (stole) on crap ????

  • - 2012-07-11 13:48

    "ANC integrity committee" - there's a contradiction in terms.....!!

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-07-11 13:50

    Let this day be known as a day of good news

  • SaleĆ© - 2012-07-11 13:52

    After consultation with by organisation, I was told to fall on my sword. So I did!

  • lucky.mathibela - 2012-07-11 13:54

    lol this dis baie lekker om die ou te wees.maak kaak en hardloop weg soo niks het angegaan.

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-11 13:55

    Good he resigned but was he forced? Not sure he did it because he feels remorse or a sense of responsibilty or right doing, I highly doubt it. He should've been fired. Full stop.

  • adriaan.pieterse - 2012-07-11 14:02

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

  • Jaffea Joe - 2012-07-11 14:03

    What are you maggots complaining about now? You wanted him out and he has resigned, so what is the problem now ? Old ass people live to complain, eat ur pension and shut the F up about OUR COUNTRY...

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-07-11 14:06

      The only thing I agree with in you post is the OUR Country part, true is for all of us!

      Erna - 2012-07-11 14:10

      You are quite frankly the ass!

      Moi - 2012-07-11 14:34

      He should have been fired long ago. I'm not on pension and I have every right to complain about the way in which my hard earned tax money is being squandered in MY COUNTRY.

      croix.mactee - 2012-07-11 15:02

      Go away, cockroach!

  • Erna - 2012-07-11 14:06

    All good and well but is he going to be held accountable?

  • Tim - 2012-07-11 14:10

    So where or what is he being redeployed as? Ambassador to the United nations?

      marcelle.joubertdurandt - 2012-07-11 14:48

      McDonald's art salesman .....?

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-07-11 14:18

    Unbelievable! Why can't all do this honourable act? When a president get a child from a woman, not his wife, he should also resign or face a few more spear jokes.

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-07-11 14:20

    and what did the commitee promise him? Watch this space.

  • danny.archer.589 - 2012-07-11 14:21

    What's this?? An ANC government official falling on his sword?? Someone check the aircon system in hell.

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-07-11 14:27

    He stole money, what about the police. You quit and it is ok, problem solved. I feel sick.

  • Erna - 2012-07-11 14:32

    The worrying thing is that he actually didn't know he was doing something wrong! How many more of them are there?

  • chris.khanye - 2012-07-11 14:32

    Another very corrupt comrade - 100 - 18 years of ANC Selfish Struggle.

  • Eye's Cue - 2012-07-11 14:36

    .........and not a minute toooooooooooooo sooooooooooooooooooooon!!!!

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-07-11 14:39

    and is he going to PAY IT BACK?????

  • Kenny - 2012-07-11 14:40

    Mmemezi memeza abanye a bafana nawe - a bo Zuma and his police minister Mtetwa. There is so much Pikitup material in govenment that there aren't enough refuse removal trucks in the country to carry the rot to a far away dumping place

  • david.lebethe - 2012-07-11 14:41

    Memezi must be commended for his exemplary conduct - thats how a public servant should conduct himself. I hope his colleagues in the Anc, including, the Presidency takes leaf from his book when disparaging statements/allegations are levelled against them. I trust he will open himself for investigation in order to determine the allegations. Otherwise, he proved to be a man of integrity accept that he worked within a corrupt system.

      marcelle.joubertdurandt - 2012-07-11 14:50

      BwaaaHaaaaaa!!! IDIOT.

  • - 2012-07-11 14:48

    He can pay back the money and go home! Some worse culprits have been allowed to pay and go, like the North West Physiotherapist and the Auction Alliance man. Contrast the amounts involved! The NW chap was facing 15 Fraud and 28 money-laundering charges! Everyone knows the AA case. Talk about equity and equality today.

  • luzukotosh - 2012-07-11 14:52

    Angie Motshekga, Bheki Cele also shoud've resigned but pride won't allow them to

  • johan.vdwesthuyzen - 2012-07-11 16:42

    He will get another job where he can put his hand deeper in the till.

  • jacques.vandermerwe.965 - 2012-07-11 16:53

    And the golden handshake is worth??????

  • ianmclaren007 - 2012-07-11 17:28

    Scoundrel in training, he will be back, like a cockroach

  • lynn.syme.1 - 2012-07-11 17:48

    Fully qualified to become President now.

  • mimi.ngqulana - 2012-07-11 18:38

    good going....humphrey....!

  • Blixum - 2012-07-12 10:14

    Hump free my mense!! LOL

  • maokeng.mankge - 2012-07-13 05:14

    Once a criminal alway a criminal..ANC is promoting crime

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